Mining Company Says ‘No’ to EPA Order to Clean Up Colorado Site

July 11, 2019, 10:46 PM

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is refusing to do the work ordered recently by the EPA at the Superfund site in southwestern Colorado where the Gold King Mine is located.

The company, a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corp., said in a July 9 letter to the agency that the Environmental Protection Agency’s modified statement of work issued in June is indefensible, and illegally orders the company to undertake work in the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site.

Sunnyside has engaged in mining and cleanup activities in the area, resulting in greater water quality in the Animas River, Kevin Roach, ...

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